Today I was dumbfounded when the topic of the current recession and a potential economic collapse came up in bible school. We were told that as Christians we should all be welcoming this as a gift from God; because recession leads to more depressed and desperate people, and that always leads to more conversions. Yay!?
I spoke up and mentioned that it was a shame that religion has to prey upon the weak, desperate, depressed, and uneducated; that it is a shame that the old saying of it being a crutch for the weak was actually true. We target these people, and to make matters worse these very same individuals wind up sticking around and becoming our future leadership.
I asked why the religion cannot try to appeal to happy, stable, educated individuals for a change. Everyone in the room went silent, until the professor said “but why would a happy, stable, educated person even need God?”.
Oh, my mistake. I guess you got me there.
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